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Post date: February 15, 2019
Chief Financial Officer – The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc.

The Institute of Porfessional Practice, Inc.
Berlin, VT

Executive Summary

Reporting to and partnering with the chief executive officer (CEO), the chief financial officer (CFO) will have overall responsibility for the financial operations of the corporation and will play a critical role in developing and implementing IPPI’s financial strategy.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the CFO will participate in shaping strategies and setting direction for the organization beyond its financial structures.  S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the finance/audit committee of the board.

Leadership and Management

  • Serve as a business partner to the CEO regarding the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes, focusing on continuously developing and improving systems
  • Commit fully as an equal member of the Senior Leadership Team, building relationships and influencing strategy and direction of IPPI
  • Provide daily direct leadership for central office financial team 
  • Responsible for indirectly managing state operations financial staff through relationships with other Senior Leaders
  • Maintain effective relationships with external financial partners, Board of Directors and other stakeholders
  • Act as a mentor to the strategic leadership group, operational finance teams and direct reports
  • Provide regular supervision to employees and ensure supervision is properly implemented throughout the finance department

 Strategy Development

  • Develop and oversee long-term budgetary planning, capital investment plan, and cost management plan
  • Provide financial expertise personally or through team members to guide operations in developing and meeting strategic initiatives, programs and opportunities
  • Solicit input and needs from state operations on opportunities and impacts to financial goals
  • Participate in unified policy and practice development and implementation, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans
  • Facilitate strategic discussions with the Board of Directors as necessary and directed by the CEO

Financial Management

  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for all areas of IPPI including: administration, new and existing programs, and operations
  • Coordinate all audit and reporting requirements and activities
  • Assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and IPPI’s long-term financial strategy
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial information to the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team, and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Oversee timely and complete filing of all regulatory reports to federal and state government entities
  • Develop, implement and ensure maintenance of appropriate internal financial controls and procedures

Qualities and Qualifications

  • Able to develop and skillfully communicate the financial management vision to a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • High EQ and relationship building ability
  • Skilled in both, direct and influential leadership
  • Experience creating and driving the financial framework for planning and managing organizational change
  • Ability to negotiate and manage change in a decentralized organization
  • Commitment to working in a mission driven organization
  • High analytical capability
  • Master’s degree in business, management or finance preferred
  • 5 – 8 years in financial leadership role in a non-profit with at least $15M annual budget

Interested candidates please email Steve Schultz at sschultz@ippi.org.

Post date: February 15, 2019
Finance & Human Resources Assistant – ANCOR

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
Alexandria, VA

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a nonprofit trade association whose vibrant membership includes more than 1,600 private providers of supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). ANCOR advances strong federal policies, provides engaging educational opportunities and develops the next generation of leaders to strengthen a robust workforce of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with I/DD. Founded nearly 50 years ago, the association has experienced rapid growth in recent years.

ANCOR now seeks a Finance & Human Resources Assistant to provide support for bookkeeping and human resources functions and related administrative responsibilities. The Finance & Human Resources Assistant reports to the Finance & Human Resources Director and is based at ANCOR’s Alexandria, Virginia, headquarters.

As the Finance & Human Resources Assistant, you’ll spend your days carrying out the bookkeeping and HR duties and responsibilities listed below.

Bookkeeping:

  • Process accounts payable transactions, including verifying invoices/expense reports, charging expenses to accounts and cost centers, and recording entries
  • Process credit card statements for payment by reconciling receipts to statement, following up with staff as necessary, and charging expenses to accounts and cost centers
  • Prepare member and customer invoices and post accounts receivable transactions, including member checks and customer payments
  • Reconcile accounting financial reports with corresponding database reports
  • Manage petty cash, including reconciliation of receipts as needed (at least quarterly)
  • Assist in corporate insurance management
  • Assist in generating forecasts, reports and budgets
  • Maintain accounting and financial records, including filing
  • Assist in scheduling and notice of finance-related meetings
  • Provide other finance-related assistance as assigned

Human Resources

  • Assist with management of employee benefits
  • Assist with maintenance of employee manual
  • Provide other HR assistance as assigned

You’re well-qualified for this opportunity if you:

  • Hold an Accounting degree or 3-5 years of relevant bookkeeping experience
  • Are proficient in Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel
  • Can analyze financial records and transfer information accurately
  • Have good organizational skills
  • Pay accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Are able to multi-task effectively
  • Are able to handle sensitive and confidential information

ANCOR is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, age or veteran status in connection with hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, discipline, recruiting, advertising, solicitation, compensation, selection for training or termination of employment. We believe diverse perspectives enhance our work.

To be considered for this opportunity, write an email with a few bullet points about why you’re excited about the position, attach your résumé, put “Finance & HR Assistant” in the subject line and send it to Cindy Ramos, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at cramos@ancor.org. For best consideration, apply by March 5, 2019.

Post date: February 8, 2019
Vice President of Operations – Atlantic Region

The MENTOR Network
Atlantic Region (IN; WV; PA; MA; NJ; DE; MS; GA; SC; or FL)

Fantastic opportunity for strong operations leader to have significant impact within the region. Reporting to the President of Community Support Services (CSS) Operating Group, this role is responsible for developing and maintaining a culture that drives high quality services while maximizing growth and profitability. Establish strategic direction for the states and share your vision to find innovative ways to create value for those we serve and the company.

Develop strong relationships across all parts of the organization (e.g., Human Resources, Quality Improvement, Finance) to ensure best business outcomes. We seek a dynamic leader known for building and cultivating strong teams with demonstrated results. Proactively recruit, develop, and retain top talent. Participate in Network-wide strategic planning and provide thought leadership to Network-wide business goals. Actively participate in and play a leadership role as needed with initiatives that have a Network-wide impact. Maintain oversight of contractual and regulatory requirements to ensure that they are met.

This role oversees IN, WV, PA, MA, NJ, DE, MS, GA, SC and FL - strong preference for residence in one of those ten states. Expectation of frequent travel among the Region and to our corporate hubs in Boston and Minnesota. Ideal candidate will have established relationships and/or understanding of the particular operational issues in any of these 10 states.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee the operations for ten states (Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida) serving 7,500 adults, children and youth in a diverse complement of programs including residential homes, day services, supported living, early intervention, vocational, Family support services and foster care with combined revenues of $325 million.
  • Establish strategic direction for states for which responsible, participate in Network-wide strategic planning, and provide thought leadership on Network wide business goals. Actively participate in and play leadership role as needed in significant Network wide impact.
  • Oversee development of quality enhancement strategies and drive quality initiatives for the region’s states, coordinating Network standards, licensing requirements and consideration for individuals’ needs.
  • Responsible for financial performance of ten states in region; implement strategies to maximize revenue, attain operational efficiency and drive profitability; work in conjunction with financial personnel to maintain accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger; oversee individual state business and financial plans; oversee monthly financial reporting; and approve contracts and expenses at appropriate level of authority.
  • Provide leadership and develop strategy for maximizing growth within each state. Develop business plans and marketing strategies to grow census and improve occupancy and utilization in core services. Develop strategies to anticipate new business opportunities and develop new starts and identify potential acquisition candidates.
  • Oversee development of government relations plans for the region’s states. Develop strategy to maintain and enhance state level relations with legislative and administrative officials, advocates, and trade associations. Direct lobbyists or outside contractors.
  • Develop strategies across the states to maintain and foster relations with individuals served, families and guardians; oversee implementation of satisfaction surveys; and oversee development of enhancement plans.
  • Provide leadership and oversee implementation of incident management protocol for the region’s states; ensure timely incident reporting; review trends, analyze, develop and implement pre-emptive and corrective response strategies. Oversee investigation process.
  • Work with corporate Safety resources to oversee strategy and implementation of health and safety programs for these ten states, including individuals served and employee protection. Maintain appropriate medical and nursing services and supports.
  • Develop strategy to maintain compliance with Network and regulatory standards for clean, neat, and safe living and working environments within the Atlantic states. Ensure pleasant, age-appropriate, well-decorated home-like residential living environments.
  • Provide leadership including supervision of Executive Directors and business unit support team; develop strategy for implementation of Network employee practices; oversee safety and workers’ compensation implementation strategy
  • Recruit and retain top talent; develop state leadership teams. Collaborate with HR resources and state leaders to establish sound employment practices, including recruitment; employee orientation and onboarding; employee relations; promotions; termination, discipline and performance management.
  • Oversee contractual and regulatory requirements for states for which responsible, ensuring requirements are met.

Knowledge and Skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree in Human Services or Business preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of related experience with significant management experience in the human services industry, ideally specific experience in services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Licensure as required by state(s).
  • Demonstrated track record in driving, ensuring and verifying exceptional quality of care for those we serve
  • Proven leader who can gain the loyalty and respect of state leadership and direct support employees. Exceptional relationship management skills with an ability to establish rapport and credibility with stakeholders throughout organization.
  • Proactive strategist with actionable plans to manage, improve and grow the business. Demonstrated ability to attain results.
  • Ability to provide direction and communicate the vision to encourage alignment within the organization. Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to influence at all levels within the organization.
  • Proven success at developing the long term capability of others. Foster the growth of people, allowing them to better meet organizational needs.
  • Organizational sense that is consistent with and adaptable to Network’s regional model.
  • Grasp of financial and other metrics, setting benchmarks, and overall knowledge of best practices. An ability to plan and direct initiatives and staff, based on pertinent information.
  • Demonstrated success with cultivating a strong team and developing talent with a commitment to succession planning.
  • Role oversees IN, WV, PA, MA, NJ, DE, MS, GA, SC and FL - strong preference for residence in one of those ten states. Expectation of frequent travel among the Region and to our corporate hubs in Boston and Minnesota.
  • Confidence, ability and track record in lobbying, competitor, state and payer relations.
  • Versatility is a key success factor: the ability to strategically operate at all levels within the organization and the ability to move between the strategic vision and the day-to-day tactical needs is a must.

In addition to a competitive salary, annual bonus plan, and benefits package, we offer company matching to the 401(k) and advancement opportunities within our nation-wide Network.

EOE/AAE

Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.

We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded with a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. With ~30,000 employees serving ~30,000 individuals in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.

Our organization is driven by the power of relationships. As an organization of people serving people, positive and productive relationships are vital to the work we do. Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals.
Apply Today!

Post date: February 6, 2019
Executive Director - CPNRI

Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI)
Warwick, RI

Position Purpose and Objectives:

The Executive Director (ED) serves to fulfill the mission of the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI), an organization that promotes social, political, and economic well- being of community organizations that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so that the member organizations have the resources and policy support to provide the highest quality and outcomes of service.

The Executive Director ensures that the Association serves the needs and interest of its membership and upholds CPNRI’s mission and by-laws. S/he is the primary representative for provider interests to elected and appointed officials within all branches of government. The Executive Director works with the Board to develop the Association’s strategic plan, then leads the implementation of the plan to achieve the goals and outcomes of the Association. S/he serves as primary voice for the provider network on issues pertaining to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Executive Director ensures that CPNRI’s programs, activities, and services directly benefit members. S/he identifies members’ problems, issues, and needs and – with guidance from the board of directors – implements plans and strategies of the association.

The Executive Director, under the direction of the board of directors, develops and communicates CPNRI’s public policy positions consistent with the association’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. S/he advocates for funding, regulatory, and legislative goals and objectives as developed with and approved by the board of directors.

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the ED will lead CPNRI to its next level of impact and results. The ED is highly visible in the community; further strengthening the mission by engaging public partners, members, and all other constituents to achieve the goals of the organization.

Organizational Profile:

The Community Provider Network of Rhode Island is made up of 22 member agencies and has a total operating budget of $250,000.  In 2004, OSARR and PRB consolidated their efforts to form one organization with the intent of combining resources to better serve their members. This union marked the beginning of a new era in organizational collaboration in service to Rhode Island's developmental disability community. Out of that consolidation was born the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI).   Today, CPNRI has become a statewide advocacy voice for its members and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities statewide.   Through its public policy campaigns, CPNRI has been able to educate our government and partners around the critical system needs of providers. 

In addition, the organization operates the Rhode Island Pooled Trust program.  Currently, the program serves 90 individuals and has a combined investment portfolio of 1.7M. 

Executive Director Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Exemplifies CPNRI’s mission, values and purpose in all settings
  • Works with the Board to develop a clear vision for CPNRI
  • Works with staff to translate vision and strategy into an effective work plan and priorities

External Affairs and Advocacy

  • Engages productively, as a partner, with government funding agencies and all other stakeholders important to the support and advocacy of CPNRI’s members
  • Serves as the key spokesperson for the organization demonstrating tangible results and earning the respect of her/his professional peers.
  • Seeks new venues to raise the visibility and impact of CPNRI’s work and advocacy.

Team Management

  • Leads and mentors staff, contractors and/or volunteers.
  • Translates strategy into implementation to deliver results while simultaneously reinforcing a positive and empowering performance culture.
  • Manages contracts with public policy, social media and lobbyist firms.
  • Responsible for managing the RI Pooled Trust program operated by CPNRI.

Fiscal Management

  • Develops, implements and monitors annual budget and other financial activities. Exercises sound and prudent fiscal judgment to ensure that CPNRI meets its financial obligations and annual budget goals.

ED Board Relationship

  • Raises issues and provides adequate information on matters requiring attention by the Board of Directors.
  • Utilizes delegated authority to effectively manage organization and execute strategies, plans and priorities established jointly with the Board.
  • Under the guidance of the Board chair and Executive Committee, collaboratively serves as leader of the Board of Directors to establish agendas for the CPNRI Executive Board and Board of Directors, as well as other board committees.
  • Develops agenda and executes CPNRI association activities
  • Provides staff support at Board and committee meetings
  • Participates with Executive Board in recruiting and supporting committee membership.

Qualifications for Consideration

The Executive Director must work effectively with diverse populations both in public and private sectors. S/he must uphold and value the mission of member organizations and have knowledge and experience lobbying legislators, state officials, and the public on behalf of CPNRI’s agenda. S/he demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to develop consensus among diverse groups.

Professional Experience

  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Has operated in an environment with complex regulations and funding that includes government contracts and regulations, insurance reimbursement and other aspects of a managed care environment.
  • A strong and authentic relationship-builder; brings a track record of engaging in and being responsive to the needs of diverse communities.
  • Thrives in a highly visible civic and partnership role with leaders from all sectors, especially government and funders and has excellent communication skills.

Leadership and Personal Attributes

  • Mission driven advocacy
  • Sensitive to issues of human diversity and human rights
  • Open, direct interpersonal style; works well as a team member
  • Well organized with capacity to handle high work load with multiple agendas in high pressure environment        
  • Recognized strategic leader with significant personal presence, energy and gravitas to command respect with all constituents and partners
  • Goal oriented and able to demonstrate outcomes
  • Ability to manage conflict in pursuit of goals

Required Experience

  • Ideal candidate will have knowledge of & experience with policies, regulations, politics of & relationships with state systems
  • Professional experience in at least one of the following areas: provider organization, trade association, elected or governmental office, policy/public entity
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of technology needed to conduct work
  • Management experience and/or non-profit governance experience
  • Written and verbal communications and public speaking skills
  • Finance/budget management
  • Knowledge of health and human service systems, regulations and licensing procedures, and service delivery

Work Conditions

Requires an ability to work flexible hours, attending early morning and evening meetings and weekend meetings or conferences, and the ability to drive own car to frequent trips throughout the state.  

Compensation

CPNRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, submit cover letter and CV in one document to CPNRI at cpnrisearch@gmail.com

Deadline to apply is February 8, 2019.

No phone calls or third parties please. 

Post date: February 4, 2019
Vice President of Programs – Community Involvement Programs

Community Involvement Programs
Minneapolis, MN

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

The Vice President of Programs is responsible for providing leadership to assure the continued growth and success of an array of services and programs to help the people we serve live their greatest lives. The Vice President will be responsible for programmatic leadership, financial oversight and management of multi-program service areas for Community Involvement Programs. This leader will be responsible for maintaining excellence in services, building and maintaining relationships with non-profit, business and community (including government and philanthropic) leaders across the state and strengthening ties with partner organizations as it pertains to current and future services offered. He or she will also seek out new collaborations and partnerships. This position will work with the CEO in executing its strategic plan and will oversee the implementation of annual program operating objectives. The Vice President will also oversee the continued emphasis on quality, innovation and growth. The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Responsibilities

Program Development

  • Understand the changing landscape in which CIP provides services.
  • Think creatively about possibilities for further achieving the mission.
  • Expand existing programs and services to meet current and future needs of individuals with disabilities or mental illness including potential clinical services,
  • Assure the highest level of program and service quality.
  • Continue to develop and improve evaluation and monitoring methods that provide meaningful inputs toward quality management.

Program Management

  • Provide overall operational leadership for assigned programs and services provided by CIP.
  • Set and manage operational goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Assist the management team with planning and executing operational goals.
  • Review and negotiate existing service contracts with county and state officials.
  • Assure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met in the work of CIP.
  • Ensure that all vulnerable adults are safe and treated with utmost respect.

Governmental Relations

  • Actively engage in formulation of public policies that support the mission of CIP.
  • Develop positive working relationships with political leaders and government administrations in order to further the goals of the organization.
  • Continue CIP’s outstanding reputation with government representatives and other civic partners.

Financial Management

  • Develop an annual budget for program services in collaboration with the CEO, CFO and Program Leadership
  • Oversee the financial reviews of program operating results and report to CEO progress, action plans, and targeted program indicators.
  • Comply with all board and external financial regulations and policies.
  • Act with integrity regarding the financial resources of CIP.

Staff Leadership

  • Recruit, select, develop and retain key program leaders in the organization.
  • Develop program policies and practices that further the mission and vision of CIP.
  • Provide coaching, training and development to grow staff skills and abilities.
  • Continue to promote a work environment that values the contributions of all employees and offers flexibility and work-life balance.
  • Maintain and enhance the CIP culture of commitment, quality, flexibility and caring.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Serve as a representative of the agency to the people we serve, our community partners and external constituents.  Must be able to serve as a positive role model for other employees.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills/abilities.
  • Must be willing to travel locally for work with limited overnight travel possible.

Credentials/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education

A Master’s Degree in rehabilitation, social work, special education, psychology, education, business, public relations, or a closely related field is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in the same fields and the minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience may also qualify as the educational requirement.

Skills & Experience

At least 10 years of professional experience overall, with five years of leadership experience supervising staff operating multiple human service programs.  Strength and knowledge with mental health and home health clinical services desired.  Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading a diverse work team, developing and organization-wide strategy for program excellence, experience developing and managing budgets, engaging community partners, and partnering with CEO.  Experience with EOS systems desired.

The position requires that the person is proficient and professional in a number of areas.  Position requires excellent time management skills, highly confidentiality, professional manner, data entry skills, and knowledge of disability, home health and mental health environmental issues.

Ability to provide tangible examples of reporting and program measurement and evaluation. Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work and has experience leading others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact.

Passionate about CIP’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and values of CIP to external and internal stakeholders.

Language Skills

Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret documents.   Ability to document in neat, legible, accurate, and objective manner. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from program staff and leadership.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as basic math, which includes (at minimum) addition, subtraction, division, and calculating percentages.  Knowledge and experience with multiple budget processes necessary.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to read, write and perform math skills; ability to solve problems; ability to accept/follow through with direction and recognize professional boundaries. Ability to serve as a creative team member who can suggest and implement strategies to enhance the service; demonstrate patience, self-control and flexibility.  Strong analytical thinking skills and the ability to think through and propose solutions to complex problems.

Certificates/Licenses/Certifications

The incumbent of this position must have a valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation to be used as needed for work related functions.   Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required. Approved Background check is required.

Technology

Must be able to use technology that is necessary to perform job responsibilities. Ability to use available technology effectively (including, but not limited to, voicemail, computer, printer, photocopier, fax and telephone, and various types of audio visual equipment). 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at typical volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity. Position requires mild lifting that would be typical in an office setting.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis, which may include verbal and physical aggression by the people served and/or employees.  Must recognize and take appropriate action if suspected abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult is present.

The employee in this position typically works in an office atmosphere. The employee will also be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during some agency events and when traveling on company business.

The employee in this position typically works Monday through Friday, day hours. Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends as required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above is not an all-encompassing statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements for this position.

To Apply

Interested applicants can apply through Community Involvement Programs' website or by emailing Rita Wiersma, Chief Executive Officer, at rwiersma@cipmn.org.

 

Post date: January 24, 2019
Executive Director – CPNRI

Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI)
Warwick, RI

Position Purpose and Objectives:

The Executive Director (ED) serves to fulfill the mission of the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI), an organization that promotes social, political, and economic well- being of community organizations that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so that the member organizations have the resources and policy support to provide the highest quality and outcomes of service.

The Executive Director ensures that the Association serves the needs and interest of its membership and upholds CPNRI’s mission and by-laws. S/he is the primary representative for provider interests to elected and appointed officials within all branches of government. The Executive Director works with the Board to develop the Association’s strategic plan, then leads the implementation of the plan to achieve the goals and outcomes of the Association. S/he serves as primary voice for the provider network on issues pertaining to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Executive Director ensures that CPNRI’s programs, activities, and services directly benefit members. S/he identifies members’ problems, issues, and needs and – with guidance from the board of directors – implements plans and strategies of the association.

The Executive Director, under the direction of the board of directors, develops and communicates CPNRI’s public policy positions consistent with the association’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. S/he advocates for funding, regulatory, and legislative goals and objectives as developed with and approved by the board of directors.

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the ED will lead CPNRI to its next level of impact and results. The ED is highly visible in the community; further strengthening the mission by engaging public partners, members, and all other constituents to achieve the goals of the organization.

Organizational Profile

The Community Provider Network of Rhode Island is made up of 22 member agencies and has a total operating budget of $250,000.  In 2004, OSARR and PRB consolidated their efforts to form one organization with the intent of combining resources to better serve their members. This union marked the beginning of a new era in organizational collaboration in service to Rhode Island's developmental disability community. Out of that consolidation was born the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI).   Today, CPNRI has become a statewide advocacy voice for its members and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities statewide.   Through its public policy campaigns, CPNRI has been able to educate our government and partners around the critical system needs of providers. 

In addition, the organization operates the Rhode Island Pooled Trust program.  Currently, the program serves 90 individuals and has a combined investment portfolio of 1.7M. 

Executive Director Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Exemplifies CPNRI’s mission, values and purpose in all settings
  • Works with the Board to develop a clear vision for CPNRI
  • Works with staff to translate vision and strategy into an effective work plan and priorities

External Affairs and Advocacy

  • Engages productively, as a partner, with government funding agencies and all other stakeholders important to the support and advocacy of CPNRI’s members
  • Serves as the key spokesperson for the organization demonstrating tangible results and earning the respect of her/his professional peers.
  • Seeks new venues to raise the visibility and impact of CPNRI’s work and advocacy.

Team Management

  • Leads and mentors staff, contractors and/or volunteers.
  • Translates strategy into implementation to deliver results while simultaneously reinforcing a positive and empowering performance culture.
  • Manages contracts with public policy, social media and lobbyist firms.
  • Responsible for managing the RI Pooled Trust program operated by CPNRI.

Fiscal Management

  • Develops, implements and monitors annual budget and other financial activities. Exercises sound and prudent fiscal judgment to ensure that CPNRI meets its financial obligations and annual budget goals.

ED Board Relationship

  • Raises issues and provides adequate information on matters requiring attention by the Board of Directors.
  • Utilizes delegated authority to effectively manage organization and execute strategies, plans and priorities established jointly with the Board.
  • Under the guidance of the Board chair and Executive Committee, collaboratively serves as leader of the Board of Directors to establish agendas for the CPNRI Executive Board and Board of Directors, as well as other board committees.
  • Develops agenda and executes CPNRI association activities
  • Provides staff support at Board and committee meetings
  • Participates with Executive Board in recruiting and supporting committee membership.

Qualifications for Consideration

The Executive Director must work effectively with diverse populations both in public and private sectors. S/he must uphold and value the mission of member organizations and have knowledge and experience lobbying legislators, state officials, and the public on behalf of CPNRI’s agenda. S/he demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to develop consensus among diverse groups.

Professional Experience

  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Has operated in an environment with complex regulations and funding that includes government contracts and regulations, insurance reimbursement and other aspects of a managed care environment.
  • A strong and authentic relationship-builder; brings a track record of engaging in and being responsive to the needs of diverse communities.
  • Thrives in a highly visible civic and partnership role with leaders from all sectors, especially government and funders and has excellent communication skills.

Leadership and Personal Attributes

  • Mission driven advocacy
  • Sensitive to issues of human diversity and human rights
  • Open, direct interpersonal style; works well as a team member
  • Well organized with capacity to handle high work load with multiple agendas in high pressure environment        
  • Recognized strategic leader with significant personal presence, energy and gravitas to command respect with all constituents and partners
  • Goal oriented and able to demonstrate outcomes
  • Ability to manage conflict in pursuit of goals

Required Experience

  • Ideal candidate will have knowledge of & experience with policies, regulations, politics of & relationships with state systems
  • Professional experience in at least one of the following areas: provider organization, trade association, elected or governmental office, policy/public entity
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of technology needed to conduct work
  • Management experience and/or non-profit governance experience
  • Written and verbal communications and public speaking skills
  • Finance/budget management
  • Knowledge of health and human service systems, regulations and licensing procedures, and service delivery

Work Conditions

Requires an ability to work flexible hours, attending early morning and evening meetings and weekend meetings or conferences, and the ability to drive own car to frequent trips throughout the state.  

Compensation

CPNRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, submit cover letter and CV in one document to CPNRI at cpnrisearch@gmail.com

Deadline to apply is February 8, 2019.

No phone calls or third parties please.